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‘Untamed’ Author Glennon Doyle to Speak at UC Davis

Glennon Doyle, activist and bestselling author of Untamed and other works, is coming to the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis, headlining a public symposium on women, philanthropy and leadership, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. Tickets are on sale now.

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VIDEO: Immigration and Refugees: A Closer Look

The Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series eighth event, Immigration and Refugees: A Closer Look with Raquel E. Aldana, Martin Luther King Jr. professor of law facilitated by LeShelle May on September 14, 2022.

VIDEO: Untangling DEI: Starts with the 4 A’s

The Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series seventh event, Untangling DEI: Starts with the 4 A’s with Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D., facilitated by LeShelle May on June 7, 2022.

Getting Unstuck [VIDEO]

The Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series’ sixth event, Getting Unstuck: The Positive Side of Negative Thinking with Dr. Alison Ledgerwood, facilitated by LeShelle May on March 3, 2022.

Leadership in Higher Education: Flexibility is Key (VIDEO)

UC Davis Provost Mary Croughan joined LeShelle May for a conversation on the challenges and lessons learned while helping lead the university through the pandemic, and what changes are here to stay. The Provost also shared how her experience as a leader in academia and her training in epidemiology has helped her guide UC Davis during her first year as Provost.

Nutrition: Separating Fact From Fiction (VIDEO)

The Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series' third event, Nutrition: Separating Fact From Fiction with Dr. Debbie Fetter, facilitated by LeShelle May on May 12, 2021. Debbie shared her passion for nutrition, food, culture and who fed her interest for teaching nutrition in higher education. She also shared her philosophy of nutrition, pointing out that there is no one “right” way.

Art as Influence: Why It Matters (VIDEO)

The Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series' second event, Art as Influence: Why It Matters with Rachel Teagle, facilitated by LeShelle May on February 23, 2021.

Rachel shared personal stories from her career in the arts, what drew her to the role as Founding Director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, the vital role art plays in our lives and the ways current events influence artists and museums.

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Alumni couple establish endowed chair, UC Davis’ 1st in African American Studies

Alumni and longtime university supporters Lois and Darryl Goss are creating a presidential chair in African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis, to provide sustained funding for teaching, research and outreach about the history and culture of communities of African descent around the world. 

Alumna names Engineering Student Design Center

Article Summary
  • Diane Bryant, former top executive at Intel, aims for more diversity in tech
  • Her gift joins other major donations to renovate the College of Engineering’s design hub
  • She recalls the engineering welcome that allowed her to thrive as a first-generation and transfer student

Representation and diversity are two words that Diane Bryant champions.

Rep. Matsui and husband donate to support climate research

Rep. Doris Matsui of Sacramento and her husband, Roger Sant, are propelling UC Davis’ climate work with a gift to Project Carbon, which is developing new, high-tech ways to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide and reduce greenhouse gases.

Women’s Health: Through the Ages (VIDEO)

The inaugural Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series event, Women’s Health: Through the Ages with Dr. Amparo Villablanca, facilitated by LeShelle May on December 2, 2020.

Mother-Daughter Team Teaches English Worldwide

In 1985 Carol Burrill held her baby girl, Kate Burrill, in her arms as she posed for a graduation photo next to the ARC Pavilion. She had just earned her master’s degree in linguistics.

Alumna Lobbyist Advocates for Women and Children

It’s safe to say traveling is one of Angela Blanchard’s passions – the 2005 graduate has visited more than 40 countries around the world. But it was a month-long trip to India that changed the course of her life.